Faculty Ambassadors

HSPH Faculty Ambassadors are partnered with key faculty and administrators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), top Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), schools with a large number of under represented minority students, and/or other selected schools to:

  1. Provide information about HSPH by presenting research topics to students and faculty;
  2. Encourage students to explore summer internship programs, degree programs and fellowship opportunities in public health as well as acting as a point of contact for any interested students;
  3. Expand the HSPH admission committee’s knowledge of partner institutions and their students in addition to alerting those institutions to any special initiatives.

Faculty Ambassadors (click the links in the left hand column to view the faculty pages)Dr Wypij 2 (1) (1)

  • Rebecca Betensky, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics
  • Felton Earls, MD, Professor of Human Behavior and Development
  • Michael Grusby, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Molecular Immunology
  • Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Social Epidemiology
  • Meredith Rosenthal, PhD, Professor of Health Economics and Policy; Associate Dean for Diversity
  • Kasisomayajula Viswanath, PhD, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • Walter Willett, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition; Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition
  • David Wypij, PhD, Senior Lecturer on Biostatistics; Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Faculty Ambassador Program Schools

Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
Fisk University, Nashville, TN
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO
University of Maryland at Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA